I see striking parallels between the opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail and the early resistance, in the mid-1980s, to the introduction of computers. Then, as now, the main opposition came from the ruling party, albeit a different one, in West Bengal. Read more
Some people make things happen; others see things happen; and a third set wonder what happened.
India’s foreign office mandarins, it seems, belong to the third category. Read more